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Published By MintGenie Team | 12 Feb, 2024

Finland

Finns celebrate Ystävänpäivä on February 14, emphasizing love for friends, family, and partners with small gifts.
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Spain

Spain marks San Valentín on February 14, but some regions honor Saint Dionysus on October 9 with parades and festivals.
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Japan

Japanese women shower partners with gifts on Valentine's Day, while men reciprocate a month later on White Day with various presents.
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Denmark, Norway

In Denmark and Norway, sentimental or humorous Lover's cards are exchanged, and an anonymous "gaekkebrev" tradition adds an Easter egg twist.
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England

In England, adorable children singing is popular, and the exchange of Valentine's buns, known as 'plum shuttles,' is a unique way to celebrate.
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Phillipines

In the Philippines, couples celebrate their wedding anniversaries on February 14, sometimes marked by mass weddings.
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Germany

German couples exchange pig-shaped gifts on Valentine's Day, symbolizing both lust and love, often accompanied by ginger biscuits.
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Mexico

Mexico celebrates "El Día del Amor y Amistad" on February 14, a day of love and friendship, inclusive of all relationship statuses.
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South Africa

South Africa celebrates Valentine's Day on February 15, tied to the Roman festival Lupercalia, where women express their love by pinning names to their sleeves.
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South Korea

South Korea has a monthly affair with Valentine's Day on February 14, White Day on March 14, and Black Day on April 14, when singles enjoy noodles and reflect on their single status.
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